The greatest festival in the world is just around the corner and we’re itching to get our wellies on and head to Glasto. This years Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has a lot to live up to after 2013s spectacular show, The Rolling Stones anyone? A five day festival held in Somerset, England, Glastonbury is without a doubt the festival in Britain to go to because it’s so much more than just a festival.
Glastonbury well and truly has something for everyone whilst providing revellers with the biggest names in music. If there’s not a single act you’re desperate to see the village provides all manner of entertainment including: dance, comedy shows, theatre performances and a circus; yup there’s a circus at Glasto. Performers in the Circus Field include No Fit State Circus and The Pirates of the Carabina. Bringing a special touch to the festival experience Glastonbury really does go above and beyond hence why there’s such a loyal following with 2014 tickets selling out in record time. Here’s out top 5 acts not to be missed!
On the back of their fifth studio album release 48:13 Kasabian are quickly becoming the biggest indie rock band in the UK. Their headline slot on Sunday (29 June) on the infamous Pyramid Stage will close this years Glastonbury festival. Expect a night of killer guitar riffs and pounding drumbeats as Kasabian blow their set out of the water with their popular blend of electronic psychedelic rock. E-A-S-Y.
The Queen of country is heading to Glastonbury to perform alongside Kasabian on the Pyramid Stage (29 June). Nearly the grand age of 70 our dear Dolly is touring to promote her 42nd (wow) album. Although there might be some new tracks thrown into the set we can expect the classic floor filler 9 to 5 and Joleneas Dolly performs the ‘legend slot’ of the festival.
Performing on the Other Stage on the opening day of Glastonbury (27 June) the Scottish heartthrob is bringing his blend of jazz pop to festival revellers. The Glastonbury veteran’s third album, Caustic Love went straight into number one to show his stint away from the charts has only made our hearts grow fonder for the Paisley born lad. Get your new shoes ready to cut some moves.
Can they be classed as the most controversial headliners in Glastonbury history? Possibly. Metal fans would have expected to see Lars Ulrich and co headline Download not the Pyramid Stage (Saturday 28) of an indie rock festival, Metallica are here to show metal can be mainstream. The first metal band to headline the festival in 44 years Metallica will make sure they go above and beyond to showcase why they deserve to join the likes of David Bowie and Oasis on the Pyramid Stage.
Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg will be performing not one but two slots at this years Glastonbury. Bugg will headline the Other Stage (28 June) bringing the hard life of the Clifton estate to Glastonbury before performing an acoustic set in the Acoustic Tent the next day (29 June). Expect to hear crowd favourite Seen It All and fast paced guitar solos with Slumville Sunrise and Lightning Bolt.